- trek fuel ex 8, anything i should know?
I have a 2012 one, I had a look at the 2013 and they seem to have adjusted the frame slightly and put cheaper wheels on it vs 2012. It’s a plenty tough bike, for £1400 you can’t go wrong. Sounds ideal for your use. It would be a bit heavy / overbiked if you didn’t want to do a few jumps or drag it up mountains and the like. The bike radar review seems a pretty accurate critique.Posted 4 years ago
Looking to pull the trigger on a 2013 model, it seems like a good pric e at 1400 gbp, it will be my first full sus. The lack of a rear thru axle seems to be the only negative but I have never really ridden bikes with them or I could get a remedy for a similar price but I hear its a bit wobbly up front. I think 150 mm would be overkill for my riding which is mainly singletrack and small jumps. Any advice or thoughts?Posted 4 years agomatther01Member
Not sure about the 2013, but my 2012 is rear thru axle compatible if you buy the converter kit (£27), thru axle and hub adapters…my next upgrade.
The 2012 is 9QR…but really long QR for the ABP and require a specific bonty one if you lose it.
Great bike, upgraded mine with AM classic wheels,dropper and 140 talas forks and reckon it is now pretty much my do it all bike.
With 130 front and rear on 2013 would imagine it’s just as good and you can upgrade if needed over time.Posted 4 years ago
Well, I can’t see why they are doing this when there is the rumblefish unless thats going out of production. I think I prefer the snappyness of the 26 inch wheel. I tried a couple of spesh 29ers, the camber and stumpy and found them nice, but a bit like being on the bridge of a ship. Also at 88kgs, I wonder how much the wheels would takePosted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
I demoed the 2012 Fuel EX and thought it was very nice. Nice slack geo to make it a good descender but also a lowish front end so wasn’t a pig on the climbs.
The back end was one of the most composed designs I’ve tried with fantastic grip while breaking.
Almost went for it but I really wanted something a bit tougher as I looking to progress into doing larger drops and jumps so went for a Transition Bandit26. But if was looking for purely a single track machine then the Fuel EX would be at the top of my shortlist.Posted 4 years ago
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